Wisdom teaches that what God has gathered up in Christ, we humans should make healthy, free from toxins, cleaned of trash, and restored to abundance. – Leah Schade reflects on the first Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation   Readings for the First Sunday (Ocean), Year CRead More →

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade first started helping Lutherans Restoring Creation as she joined us in a training at Mar-Lu Ridge camp in Maryland in 2011 and shared her personal experiences being a pastor on the frontline of the fracking issues in Pennsylvania. Then, in 2013, she graciously gave a group of LRC trainers atRead More →

Now is the acceptable time—to speak out boldly! – Leah Schade reflects on prophetic voice in the midst of the storm. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 8 “Or who shut in the seaRead More →

Fire and Wind – Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into a force that takes action on behalf of God’s ailing creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 37:1-14 (alternate reading)Read More →

Here Am I! – Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the The Holy Trinity, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 The Isaiah text and Psalm 29 for Trinity Sunday contain strong,Read More →

Act, and Do Not Lose Hope! – Leah Schade reflects on living in a house divided against itself. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 “If a house is divided against itself,Read More →

Mighty Cedars and Impertinent Mustard Plants: Signs of the Kin-dom of God – Leah Schade reflects on every green shoot being cause for thanksgiving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 TheRead More →